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The Office of Communications, commonly known as Ofcom, is the government-approved regulatory and competition authority for the broadcasting, telecommunications and postal industries of the United Kingdom.

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Ex-Mail boss Dacre quits race to become new Ofcom head as he takes swipe at civil service

ex-mail boss dacre quits race to become new ofcom head as he takes swipe at civil service
Former Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has pulled out of the contest to be the next head of media regulator Ofcom.
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Channel 4 attacked as it emerges subtitles may not be fixed until the middle of November

channel 4 attacked as it emerges subtitles may not be fixed until the middle of november
A charity has called on Ofcom to take regulatory action to address Channel 4's lack of subtitles, which may not be fixed until mid-November.
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Audiences more concerned about discrimination than swearing, Ofcom report finds

audiences more concerned about discrimination than swearing, ofcom report finds
TV and radio audiences are becoming more relaxed about swearing but increasingly concerned about discriminatory language, particularly about race, Ofcom has found.
Sky News - Published

Piers Morgan pictured with ITV boss - days after being cleared by Ofcom over Meghan comments

piers morgan pictured with itv boss - days after being cleared by ofcom over meghan comments
Piers Morgan has been pictured with a senior ITV executive - days after Ofcom ruled that his controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex did not break broadcasting rules.
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GMB found not in breach of broadcasting code over Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan

gmb found not in breach of broadcasting code over piers morgan's comments about meghan
Good Morning Britain was not in breach of the broadcasting code over Piers Morgan's controversial comments about the Duchess of Sussex, Ofcom has said.
Sky News - Published

ITV boss 'not worried' about number of Love Island complaints - as he denies show has peaked

itv boss 'not worried' about number of love island complaints - as he denies show has peaked
ITV's director of television has said he's "not so worried" about the large number of Ofcom complaints Love Island received this year. 
Sky News - Published

Radio station apologises and faces sanctions after airing 'jihadi' chant

radio station apologises and faces sanctions after airing 'jihadi' chant
A community radio station has apologised after an Ofcom investigation found it broadcast a chant in Arabic which contained "jihadi lyrics" that were an "indirect call to action".
Sky News - Published

Ex-BBC executive who was part of internal inquiry into Diana interview quits Ofcom board

A former BBC executive who was part of the corporation's 1996 internal investigation into Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana has stepped down from the board of Ofcom, the broadcast regulator..
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Radio station that played 'sexual moaning' song at 8.20am told off by Ofcom

radio station that played 'sexual moaning' song at 8.20am told off by ofcom
A radio station in Essex that played a song which contained "prolonged sounds of sexual moaning" at 8.20am has been told the track was inappropriate for the time it went out.
Sky News - Published

New protections for TV contestants require broadcasters to take 'due care' over their mental health

new protections for tv contestants require broadcasters to take 'due care' over their mental health
Broadcasters are required to take better care of TV contestants' mental health under new Ofcom rules that come into force today.
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Piers Morgan's Meghan outbursts become Ofcom's most complained about TV moments

piers morgan's meghan outbursts become ofcom's most complained about tv moments
Piers Morgan's outbursts about the Duchess of Sussex on Good Morning Britain have become Ofcom's most complained about TV moments ever.
Sky News - Published

Meghan complains to Ofcom about Piers Morgan's comments on her Oprah interview

meghan complains to ofcom about piers morgan's comments on her oprah interview
The Duchess of Sussex has made a formal complaint to Ofcom about Piers Morgan's comments on her interview with Oprah, the regulator has confirmed.
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Ofcom probe after 41,000 complain about Piers Morgan remarks on Harry and Meghan

Ofcom has launched an investigation after it received more than 41,000 complaints about remarks made by Piers Morgan about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Sky News - Published

China bans BBC World Service in 'unacceptable curtailing of media freedom'

china bans bbc world service in 'unacceptable curtailing of media freedom'
Beijing has banned BBC World News just days after Ofcom stripped state TV channel China Global Television Network of its UK broadcasting licence.
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Ofcom withdraws UK broadcasting licence for Chinese state-owned news channel

ofcom withdraws uk broadcasting licence for chinese state-owned news channel
Ofcom has withdrawn the UK broadcasting licence for the Chinese state-owned CGTN network following an investigation into the channel's operations.
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Zakir Naik’s channel could see UK licence revoked over hate speech

UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom in July investigated five of Peace TV’s programmes and found four of them breached its codes by containing hate speech and highly offensive content, which in one..
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